Michael Blaze is a black artist and art entrepreneur who is sufficiently white, middle class, and upwardly mobile that if he shot a black criminal, would promptly be declared white by Mainstream Media. He is one of those blacks that whiter people like to associate with to prove they are not prejudiced without risking getting mugged, and, like those whiter people, is a good progressive.
He gives us an on the spot report of the occupy riot against LA Art Walk, in which he tells us that if it was black criminals rioting the police response would be very different, by which he presumably means a lot more effective. At 4:10 into the video he tells us
“people are throwing cans, bottles … agitators. There are maybe fifty or a hundred police, and they are taking no action.”
A few cops get hurt by the Occupy LA mob, and a few of the Occupy LA mob get hurt by the cops, but in fact, it is cops and occupiers working together to disrupt LA Art Walk. The conflict between cops and occupiers is staged, because if it was real, the hundred cops would have arrested the thirty agitators one minute into the confrontation. Meanwhile the harassment and disruption of Art Walk and the thousands of people showing up at Art Walk to have a good time is real. Two hundred cops and thirty agitators gave everyone a bad time.
Michael Blaze shows his good progressive credentials by protesting at police arresting people for chalking, and tells us how bad the LA PD are for provoking this confrontation, but then at 7:30 in the video
“this guy jumped up on the police and hit them … still no arrests. Right now the police are not in control.”
So people are arrested for chalking, for which they will probably get very small fines or, more likely, no punishment at all, but so far in the riot not arrested for assault, vandalism, and obstructing the roads.
At 8:50 in the video:
“I cannot believe they are not being arrested. People are literally pushing on the police, and the police are restraining themselves. … This is out of control. Something needs to happen”
Of course the police are in control, in that if their officers did not want a riot, they would just beat the stuffing out of the most riotous agitator, and then the second most riotous agitator, and then when they looked for the third most riotous agitator, he would be nowhere to be found. If they did not want a riot, they would arrest people for assault, rather than chalking.
So, why Art Walk, an event that is wall to wall with good progressives and whiter people? Why are they not attacking a gun show, or some conference sponsored by the Koch brothers?
(Whiter people is an epithet used by white people for other white people who ape the purported views and tastes of our rulers, the regnant left, with excessive enthusiasm and thoroughness. Recall me ridiculing Charles Murray for eating barra in Washington, and eating spaghetti with homeopathic quantities of truffle in it.)
Well the answer is, that they tried such targets, and such targets turned out to be tough. The original plan was to “Occupy Wall Street”. They attempted to occupy various symbols of capitalism, and promptly got thumped. So they went looking for softer targets – which softer targets invariably turn out to be fellow progressives, notably the most left wing city administration in the US, Oakland City. While it seems to require hundreds of cops to handle fifty Occupiers, it only takes three rentacops or half a dozen conservatives to handle any number of occupiers. They just take out whichever would be occupier is in front, and when they look around for the next guy in front, no one is in front. Progressives lack cohesion. They have no asabiyyah. Possibly this is a side effect of the progressive strategy of far alliance against near.
If it gets to civil war, progressives will fall like sand before a hose.